Akito Nara moved to New York City in 2013 from Yokohama, Japan. Akito Nara studied in a drawing and painting for continuing program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Nara’s artistic journey has been largely without schooling, finding inspiration first from his own life, and after honing technical skills in school, he has begun to make his art a larger part of his life. Nara paints abstract work, evoking the likenesses of creatures and other forms inspired by personal anecdotes and introspection. Nara’s self- portraits exist as interpretations of different facets of his spiritual self. Naturalistic symbolism inspires his expression; using eyes and colors as stylistic anchors and motifs, he creates recognizable characters to represent the deepest parts of his subjects as he understands them. Nara is always looking at the other side of the surface, and he believes the essence of things and things what is truly important have never changed in all ages. “Nature, Innocence, Universe, Love, Strength and Weakness.” Nara hopes the painting is only one way for him to connect with people’s heart purely from his isolated space, and also the painting protects his spirit in this too wide world. Nara currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
website : www.akitonara.com
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